Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 2. Yuck.

(Day 2 exercises are the same as Day 1)

I have a migraine today.

If you have never had one, consider yourself LUCKY. Sounds hurt. Lights hurt. Screaming children in my ears hurt. And the only way to get any relief is through my prescription medication that makes me feel funny and takes a while to work.

I'm looking for applause here. Why? Because not only did I make it out of bed today, but I exercised today even though I had a migraine.

Now I am going to go die.

P.S. I know the treadmill screen pics are boring, but it helps me keep track!

P.P.S. I need an iPod. Like pronto.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day One

(Day one consists of a 5 minute brisk warm-up walk, jog for 60 seconds, walk for 90, then repeat the jog/walk cycle for 20 minutes. I did an extra 2 minutes, 37 seconds just so I could burn 200 calories today.)

Today was the first day of the "Couch to 5K" program. Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

Carter has been sick. So has my mom. And because of this, we made a trip to visit Dr. Ransom this morning. We got Carter some antibiotics, as well as Grammy, and visited for a minute. He asked if we had any other questions about anything else. I did.

You know those commercials (or ads you see) about exercise programs? And then at the bottom in teeny-tiny print it says consult your doctor before you start any exercise regimine? Well, I decided to take their advice and consult my doctor.

"What do you think the chances are of me breaking a hip if I try to run a 5k?"

Dr Ransom (with a frowny face on): "Well, I can't DISCOURAGE you, but I wouldn't recommend it. But, I could meet you at the finish line with a stretcher." He seriously said that. I suggested maybe a wheelchair instead- that would be less embarrassing.

He then told us about his daughter slipping and breaking her ankle. I think he was trying to scare me.

Anyway, I'm still going to do it. I can't live every day in fear of a broken bone, right? Plus, he REALLY would have had a heart attack if I would have told him about my ski-trip plans in a year.

So, after consulting my Dr., and him being put on the record as not totally approving of it, I decided to begin the program. Day number 1. Let me tell you, I wanted to die. I'm sure bajillions of people have done this program, it even says as much on their website. And I'm at least SOME were in worse shape than I am, but holy cow. How do people run? I felt like all of my joints had glass in them! And body parts were flapping here and there (not a pretty picture, I know, trust me). And I was gasping. And sweating. And cursing. But I made it. Without even cheating.

I credit Day one to the Black Eyed Peas. And the fact that tomorrow is an off day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Couch to 5k

(I think Carter can run for longer than I can.)

I got a text from my BFF Courtney today. "Think you would wanna run a 5k in May?" My response? "Haha, that is hilarious." Me? Run? I don't think so.

But I kept thinking about it. It is for a VERY good cause. But can I seriously run?

I have been exercising on my treadmill for a few weeks now. But each time I try to run I end up in pain or just plain exhausted or thinking I'm having a heart attack. So I speed walk and jog now and then. I guess the main reason I haven't been pushing myself is that I have no goal to work toward (other than wanting to lose weight). I haven't had a reason to really push myself. And this would be a good goal.

BUT I have high cholesterol. Super high. Like 300. And the beginning stages of osteoporosis. By running I would pretty much be asking for a heart attack or a broken hip. But aren't these reason of why I shouldn't run the exact same reasons why I should?

One of my next questions to Courtney was: "Are you going to run the whole thing?" That's 3 miles! That may not seem like a lot to some people (*cough* Beth *cough*). But I seriously can't even run like a quarter of a mile! But she told me to check out this website. It's the Couch to 5K program.

I checked out the first couple weeks to see if I thought it would kill me or not. It didn't seem too life-threatening. So, I will give it a shot. It is an 8 week program. I have like 15 weeks. That means if I feel I cannot move on from a week just yet then I can do it an extra week until I am ready. Perfect.

Only one more thing could save me from this certain death-by-5K. No babysitter. I looked at the calender and discovered that this should be moms weekend off. I called her at work secretly hoping that the schedule would change and she would be on for that Saturday. But nope. She was even nice enough to volunteer to request a day off just so I could do it. Aww, shucks. Thanks, mom.

So, I text Courtney back. "Ill do it."

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I'm feeling spectacular lately. Why?

You see, I have been (prepare yourself...) EXERCISING.

Are you still there? Did you pass out from shock?!?

I know. I've been a bum and have never been one to exercise. And the last time I attempted to I ended up with 2 walking cast things on. Not cool. This time, however, I'm doing it right. Starting out slowly. Wearing proper shoes so I don't break my ankle. Stuff like that.

Anyway. I have also been dieting a bit. I am proud to say I have lost 8lbs since I had kinsley. That puts me a good 3 to 4 lbs under the weight I was before I got pregnant with her. And I feel motivated to keep going- 6 more pounds to my goal weight!

I don't mean to sound like I'm tooting my own horn here, but TOOT TOOT!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


It is 6 degrees outside. Six. The wind chill is -11. NEGATIVE ELEVEN!! If I ever questioned why old people head south for the winter, I now know why.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I'm bringing big hair back, baby!

Ok, here is my theory: the bigger the hair, the skinnier you look. Make sense?

Here is my argument. You give yourself the biggest hair possible. Your head then looks abnormally large. But your head is actually normal size, right? So your big head seems too large for your body. But your body is actually normal size also, right? So your abnormally large (normal) head makes your normal body look small.

Did you give up after that? No? Good.

I don't actually think I am fat. In fact, I think I look pretty good for having just had a baby less than 2 months ago. But everyone usually wants to shed a few pounds. And diet and exercise are ok (I've actually begun exercising for the first time since my last exercising accident), but if big hair works then that is even better!

I will let you know how today goes with my large head.

P.S. This works for her and her so why not??

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